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    Construct a Sierpinski Pyramid

    Strawbees Team

    Create 64 tetrahedrons and assemble together into units to create the massive, lightweight structure. Wacław Sierpiński is the name of a Polish mathematician famous for extensively describing a certain type of self-similar triangle, which means it’s not only a triangle made out of other triangles, but the drawing pattern repeats independently of the scale. This is true in 2 dimensions and also in 3 dimensions, where instead of a Sierpinski triangle is a Sierpinski pyramid.

    7-14+
    1:00:00
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    United States 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Architecture
    Geometry

    Overview and Objectives

    Overview

    Create 64 tetrahedrons and assemble together into units to create the massive, lightweight structure. Wacław Sierpiński is the name of a Polish mathematician famous for extensively describing a certain type of self-similar triangle, which means it’s not only a triangle made out of other triangles, but the drawing pattern repeats independently of the scale. This is true in 2 dimensions and also in 3 dimensions, where instead of a Sierpinski triangle is a Sierpinski pyramid.